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Traffic in transit through Luxembourg is prohibited to heavy goods vehicles on Friday 30 March 2018 to Germany, this day being Good Friday, public holiday in Germany, and the next Monday (Easter Monday) as well.
Established for over 20 years, this ban on transit (and parking) on Luxembourg territory has been governed by the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 19 July 1997 on “Restrictions about heavy goods vehicles on Sundays and public holidays” which provides a traffic ban in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for trucks in transit on:
- Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 21:30 to 21:45 on Sundays and holidays for trucks to France;
- Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 23:30 to 21:45 on Sundays and public holidays for trucks to Germany.
Even if this measure has been in force for more than 20 years, its non-compliance regularly gives traffic jams, heavy trucks being immobilised by the Grand Ducal Police before entering Luxembourg territory (ie at the French or Belgian border), and may result in the closure of the right lane of our neighbours motorway in order to park lorries.
In addition, non-compliance with the transit ban is subject to a 250 euros fine.
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